Cara Therapeutics, Inc. is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat serious medical conditions, including pruritus. The Company’s KORSUVA (difelikefalin) injection is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for moderate-to-severe pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD-aP) in adults undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Its novel compound, difelikefalin, is a highly selective, primarily peripherally acting kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonist. The Company is developing an oral formulation of difelikefalin and has Phase III programs ongoing for the treatment of pruritus in patients with non-dialysis dependent advanced chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD), and atopic dermatitis (AD). In addition, the Company has initiated a Phase II/III program of oral difelikefalin for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pruritus in patients with notalgia paresthetica (NP).